We look forward to receiving your completed application to be part of The Great American Baking Show!
We are currently accepting applications for future competitions slated for 2018. Applicants should not expect to be contacted right away. However, we suggest you submit your application as early as possible as individuals will be contacted in the order they applied. Pleasecheck back often for updates.
If you applied for a previous season, please still provide all the required information below and note your previous application in the appropriate section.
Before you start, please consider a few of the show Eligibility Requirements, (box #68 below), to ensure that you are eligible to apply (the full list of requirements is listed at the end of the application in the release form in box #68 below).
1. You must be at least 18 years old and the age of majority in your state of residence as of the application deadline.
2. You must be a legal U.S. resident.
3. You must not have completed any formal or professional culinary, pastry and/or baking training (i.e., schooling from an accredited university) unless such training took place over ten (10) years ago.
4. You must not have ever worked in a full-time position as a baker, cook or chef, nor must your main source of income be derived from baking (i.e., the preparation and oven cooking of flour based goods such as bread, cakes, pastries, pies, tarts, and cookies).
We are looking for people with a real passion for baking so please tell us about yourself. Do not worry if you’re not a great writer, just try and tell us as much as you can about you and your baking. Photos of your baking are always useful.
While we want to hear about what you’re good at, we also want to know about the areas that you’re not so good at or have no experience in and why. This is purely to get a clearer idea of what kind of baker you are.
Please remember to attach a photo of yourself as well as pictures of your bakes. Please also remember to upload a short 1-2 minute video describing you and your passion for baking and why you would be a great candidate for the show.
Unfortunately, due to the volume of submissions, we will not be able to reply individually to every application or answer specific questions about them.
If you have any additional questions or need help filling out this form, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for taking the time to fill out theapplication and good luck!
The Baking Show Casting Team
First Name *
Last Name *
Nickname/ Aliases/ Maiden Names *
Have you ever formally or otherwise changed your name? If so, what other names have you used and why? *
*For verification purposes only pursuant to 18 U.S.C. §§ 2256 et seq *
Phone Number *
In which city do you currently reside? *
In which town/city did you grow up?
Highest level of education completed? *
What college/university did you attend? *
Degree(s) obtained ?
Current Occupation? *
How long at current job? *
Are you a legal resident of The United States? *
Do you have a valid U.S. Passport? *
If "yes" please list current expiration date.
How long have you been baking for? *
Who taught you how to bake? And what got you started? *
What do you personally get from baking? *
How often do you bake? *
How would you describe your experience level? *
Can you describe how wide/ varied your baking repertoire is? *
Please give an example of the most difficult thing you have baked? *
How do you improve/develop your baking? Any examples? *
Please describe a typical day/week in terms of your baking - How big a part of your life is baking and why? *
How good do you think you are at baking? How good would your husband / wife / parents / friends say you are? *
Why do you bake and who do you bake for? *
How would you describe your experience level and how often do you bake each of the following?
• Custards & Meringues
• Pastries *
Please give an example of the most difficult thing you have baked in each discipline below and describe how it went/what it was for i.e. a birthday, family celebration etc.?
• Custards & Meringues
• Pastries *
Do you have a signature bake? Please give details. *
If so, why is it special? How did it become your signature bake? Are there any background / stories connected with it? *
Do you have any family stories about baking? e.g. memories, family favorites, recipes handed down the generations, baking anecdotes etc.
Have you ever had any baking disasters?! If so, please describe.
Do you belong to any cookery related groups/clubs? Please give details. *
Have you ever studied any aspect of food / cooking / bakery at any level? If so, please give details and dates and any applicable degree or certification. *
If so, please give details and dates.
Have you ever acquired any formal culinary, pastry and/or bakery training or other professional catering qualifications (i.e. degrees or certifications)? *
Have you ever worked in a food / cookery related field, past or present? *
If so, please give details (your exact role, was it full time or part time, please gives dates). *
What is your greatest ambition in life?
What other hobbies besides baking do you have?
What do you think has been your greatest achievement in life so far?
Have you been on TV before? If so, please give details of program, dates, role etc. *
Have you ever applied to another food or competition show? If so, please give details of program, dates, and how far into casting process you went or the status if currently being considered for another program. *
If you answer “yes” to any of the following questions you must provide as much information as possible – including dates, judgments, cities, etc. for each instance.
Have you ever been arrested, detained or convicted of a felony or misdemeanor offense either as a juvenile or as an adult? *
If so, please provide details and dates. (You should exclude convictions more than two years old for any marijuana offense, convictions for which the record has been judicially ordered sealed, expunged, or statutorily eradicated, and any misdemeanor conviction for which probation has been successfully completed or otherwise discharged and the case has been judicially dismissed.)
Are you currently involved in pending litigation? If so, please explain in detail. *
Have you ever had a restraining order issued against you? If so, tell us about it. Use the back of this page or attach additional sheets if necessary. Give details, including, without limitation, date(s), place(s), name of the party seeking the restraining order and relationship of such party to you, and a description of the basis upon which the restraining order was sought, whether it was issued, and the basis upon which it was issued. * *
Do you have any outstanding warrants? If so, please provide details. *
Do you have any events / special occasions / commitments in the next twelve (12) months that are not movable? *
Anything else you would like to add?
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS AND RELEASES * *
I have read, understand, and agree with the foregoing. I UNDERSTAND THAT I AM GIVING UP CERTAIN LEGAL RIGHTS UNDER THIS APPLICATION & RELEASE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, MY RIGHT TO FILE A LAWSUIT IN COURT WITH RESPECT TO ANY CLAIM ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH THIS APPLICATION & RELEASE. *
Please upload a clear and recent photo of yourself. *
Now, you'll be given an opportunity to upload a couple photos of your bakes. Please make sure you have the pictures saved to your desktop so they'll be easily accessible to upload.
Please upload a photo of your bake. *
Please upload a picture of your 2nd bake. *
Please upload a picture of your 3rd bake. *
Please upload a picture of your 4th bake.
Please upload a picture of your 5th bake.
Here's where you get to tell us all about why you think you would be a great contestant on The Great American Baking Show. In a short 1-2 minute video please tell us your name, age, where you live and all about your obsession with baking, what baking means to you and your areas of baking expertise. Be yourself and have some fun with it! *
How did you hear about the casting for The Great American Baking Show? *